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Donna Heiland Appointed Provost at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York

Donna Heiland Appointed Provost at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Heiland joined Pratt as associate provost for academic affairs in 2016, and became vice provost just over a year later. Prior to arriving at Pratt, Dr. Heiland was vice president and special assistant to the president at Emerson College in Boston and was a tenured faculty member at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Arizona State University Oceanographer Honored for Impact of Her Paper Published in 1998

Arizona State University Oceanographer Honored for Impact of Her Paper Published in 1998

Hilairy Hartnett, a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, is the lead author of a paper published in Nature in 1998 that has received the 2022 John Martin Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Appoints Four Women Scholars to Endowed Chairs

Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Appoints Four Women Scholars to Endowed Chairs

Vassar College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Poughkeepsie, New York, has announced the appointment of four women to endowed chairs. They are Eve Dunbar, Shona Tucker, Myra Hughey, and Michele Tugade.

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Vassar College

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Vassar College

The four women appointed to endowed chairs at Vassar College are Eve Dunbar, a professor of English, Shona Tucker, professor and chair of the drama department, Myra Hughey, an assistant professor of biology, and Michele Tugade, a professor of psychological sciences.

In Memoriam: Frances Tarlton Farenthold, 1926-2021

In Memoriam: Frances Tarlton Farenthold, 1926-2021

Frances Farenthold served as president of Wells College in Aurora, New York from 1976 to 1980. She taught at the law schools at Texas Southern University and the University of Houston.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Clark, 1938-2021

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Clark, 1938-2021

Elizabeth A. Clark was the John Carlisle Kilgo Professor Emerita of Religion and Professor of History at Duke University. She served on the faculty at Duke for nearly 40 years.

Catherine Paden Will Be the  Next Provost at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire

Catherine Paden Will Be the Next Provost at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire

Dr. Paden currently services as deputy provost at Simmons University in Boston. She joined Simmons in 2006 as an assistant professor in the department of political science and international relations. Dr. Paden was named dean of undergraduate programs in 2016 and continues in that role today.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions at Colleges and Universities

The five women who are leaving their posts are Suzanne Mellon, president of Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Jill Thorngren, a dean at South Dakota State University, Ruth Spencer, director of human resources at Vassar College in New York, Susan Fritz, provost at the University of Nebraska, and Katharine Brooks, director of the Career Center at Vanderbilt University.

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Mason, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Mason, 1943-2020

Mary Ann Mason was the first woman to serve as dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a profssor of social welfare at the university for two decades.

Lori Kletzer Appointed Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Lori Kletzer Appointed Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Kletzer initially joined the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1992. From 2010 to July 2017, Dr. Kletzer was provost and dean of faculty at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

Laurie Schwab Zabin, a former professor of population, family and reproductive health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, was an internationally recognized expert on adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and sexual behavior.

In Memoriam: Maxine R. Colm, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Maxine R. Colm, 1932-2019

In 1989, Dr. Colm, a high school valedictorian and graduate of Vassar College, became the first woman to be hired as a vice president at the University of Delaware.

In Memoriam: Jane Whitaker Mead, 1958-2019

In Memoriam: Jane Whitaker Mead, 1958-2019

For many years Jane Mead, an accomplished poet and educator, served as poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Bonnie Roach, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Bonnie Roach, 1957-2019

Dr. Roach began her career at Ohio University in 1989 as a faculty member in the management department. Over the course of her 31-year career, she taught courses in human resource management and business law.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The eight women appointed to dean posts are Oya Tukel at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lee Skinner at Tulane, Karen Richardson at Princeton, Janet Lohmann at Bowdoin College, Lisa Garcia Bedolla at the University of California, Berkeley, Leslie Grinage at Barnard College, Glenda M. Prime at Morgan State, and Debra Zeifman at Vassar College.

In Memoriam: Susan Ervin-Tripp, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Ervin-Tripp, 1927-2018

Professor Ervin-Tripp, who served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley for four decades, was known for her research on language development in children, Native Americans, and immigrants. She was also a strong advocate for gender equality in higher education.

Debra Elmegreen to Lead the International Astronomical Union

Debra Elmegreen to Lead the International Astronomical Union

Debra M. Elmegreen is a professor of astronomy and the holder of the Maria Mitchell Chair in the department of physics and astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeppsie, New York. She has taught at the highly rated liberal arts college since 1985.

Five Women in Higher Education Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

Five Women in Higher Education Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

The honorees are Patrician Rayas-Duarte of Oklahoma State University, Ruth Bingham of the University of Hawaii, Barbara Ainsworth of Arizona State University, Diane Welsh of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Elizabeth H. Bradley, president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

In Memoriam: Nancy Ransom, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Nancy Ransom, 1929-2018

Nancy Ransom was the inaugural director of the the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She led the center for nearly two decades and also taught courses in sociology and women’s studies at the university.

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

Before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1966, Dr. Bogue taught at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the University of Western Ontario. She served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin for a quarter century before retiring in 1991.

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Astronomical Society

The honorees are Sarbani Basu, professor and chair of the department of astronomy at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Debra Elmegreen, the Maria Mitchell Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

In Memoriam: Joan W. Blos, 1928-2017

In Memoriam: Joan W. Blos, 1928-2017

A graduate of Vassar College, Blos, who won a National Book Award in 1980, taught at the Bank Street College of Education in New York. Later she served on the faculty at the University of Michigan.

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

The study, published by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and authored by economists at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville, finds that from 1960 to 2013, the percentage of men among all registered nurses rose from 2.2 percent to 13 percent.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

After teaching at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Professor Burnett joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1961 and was promoted to full professor in 1970. She served as chair of the department of classical languages and literatures from 1969 to 1972. She retired in 1992.

Elizabeth Howe Bradley Named the Eleventh President of Vassar College

Elizabeth Howe Bradley Named the Eleventh President of Vassar College

Dr. Bradley currently serves as the Bradley-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, head of the residential Branford College, and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale University. She will become president of Vassar College on July 1.

In Memoriam: Vera Florence Cooper Rubin, 1928-2016

In Memoriam: Vera Florence Cooper Rubin, 1928-2016

Vera Rubin was the only astronomy major in her 1948 graduating class at Vassar College. Seeking to obtain a Ph.D. in astronomy at Princeton University, Rubin was denied admission due to her gender. After obtaining a Ph.D. at Georgetown University, her research confirmed the existence of “dark matter” in the universe.

Music Scholar Publishes Research on the Gender Gap in Organist Positions

Music Scholar Publishes Research on the Gender Gap in Organist Positions

Research by Gail Archer, director of the music program at Barnard College in New York City and the college organist at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, finds that there are no women leading the organ program at any music conservatory in the United States and only two women are organists at cathedrals in major American cities.

In Memoriam: Alison Rickie Bernstein, 1947-2016

In Memoriam: Alison Rickie Bernstein, 1947-2016

Dr. Bernstein worked at the Ford Foundation for more than 25 years before joining the faculty at Rutgers University in 2011. At Rutgers, she served as the director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership.

Yale Honors the First Seven Women to Earn Ph.Ds at the University

Yale Honors the First Seven Women to Earn Ph.Ds at the University

Yale University recently honored the first women to earn Ph.D.s at the educational institution by unveiling portraits of the scholars that will be permanently displayed on campus. The women all earned their doctoral degree in 1894.

Catharine Hill Announces She Will Step Down Next Year From Presidency of Vassar College

Catharine Hill Announces She Will Step Down Next Year From Presidency of Vassar College

Before becoming the tenth president of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 2006, Dr. Hill was provost at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She joined the economics faculty at Williams in 1985.

Three Women Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Three Women Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

This year 12 new members were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Three of the new members are women. Members are chosen from the fields of literature, music, and the fine arts. They are elected for life and only upon the death of other members.